The fuse panels on the Cressida are located behind the passenger's side kick panel, the driver's side kick panel and in the engine compartment near the driver's side strut tower. The fuse panel on the Van models is located under the right-hand side of the instrument panel.
Fuses are a one-time circuit protection. If a circuit is overloaded or shorts, the fuse will blow thus protecting the circuit. A fuse will continue to blow until the circuit is repaired.
- Turn the ignition switch off and open the fuse box lid.
- If any light or electrical component does not work, your vehicle may have a blown fuse.
- Determine which fuse may be causing the problem. The lid of the fuse box shows the name of the circuit for each fuse.
- Be sure the inoperative component is off. Pull a suspected fuse straight out with the pull-out tool and inspect it. If the fuse has blown, push a new one into the clips.
- Look carefully at the fuse. If the thin wire is broken, the fuse has blown. If you are not sure or if it is too dark to see, try replacing the suspected fuse with one you know is good.
- Install only a fuse with an amperage rating designated on the fuse box lid.
- If the new fuse immediately blows out, there is a problem with the electrical system.
If you do not have a spare fuse, in an emergency you can pull out a fuse, which may be dispensable for normal driving, and use it if its amperage rating is the same.
If you cannot use one of the same amperage, use one with a lower than, but as close as possible to, the same rating. If the amperage is lower than that specified, the fuse might blow out again but this does not indicate anything wrong. Be sure to get a correct fuse as soon as possible and return the substitute to its original clips.
It is a good idea to purchase a set of spare fuses and keep them in your vehicle for emergencies.